Law And War

Fall 2012

Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-348; Lawrence R. Douglas (Section 01)Nasser Hussain (Section 01)

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Congressional Publications
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (1974-1996)
News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.

Full-text legal materials back to volume 1, historic English law and more. (Alumni access)

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Political Science Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.

WestLaw (Thomson Reuters)
Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.


ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.

I include the ICPSR social science data archive here because of several interesting datasets on war, political conflict, and international relations. In addition to provideing downloadable datasets, the database has a bibliography of related literature that includes papers that have analyzed the data! For an example, see the "Correlates of War" series.

Primary Sources

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.

Web Resources

UC Berkeley's Government research guide for foreign government information

United Nations Library

Dag Hammarskjöld Library - Homepage

UN Documentation - Research Guide (use this as a "cheat sheet" for document symbols and more)

United Nations Biblographic Information System (UNBISnet)

This is the main catalog search for books and official documents.

United States. Department of State.

Executive Agecies and Departments

The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. The Secretary of State is the President's principal adviser on foreign policy and the person chiefly responsible for U.S. representation abroad. However, there are numerous other federal agencies which perform a vital role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.